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2014-09-16 20:24:53

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is spanking ever a justified form of discipline? Amid the controversies surrounding NFL running back Adrian Peterson, it's important to take a step back and see how physical discipline is shaping the lives of our children. The research is conclusive that spanking is not an appropriate form of discipline and contributes to more negative behaviors in kids. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnVar/20130920/LA83405LOGO Kids In The House...

2014-08-19 23:07:46

Author Nadine A. Block shares successful strategies and encouragement for advocates seeking to end school paddling. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 By mid-August, most children are returning to school. Each day in the upcoming year, according to statistics from the US Department of Education, over 1,000 US school children will be told to "bend over and take your swats" in 19 states where school corporal punishment is permitted. Breaking the Paddle: Ending School Corporal...

2014-01-06 23:02:57

Researchers say that people who were spanked as children tend to have a poorer vocabulary than those who weren’t. eReflect discusses the ramifications of the latest Columbia University study. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 A person’s well-being might reflect their childhood, and incidents from early years may have long-term consequences, said an eReflect representative today in their latest publication. Drawing from a recent study by researchers at the Columbia University,...

2013-12-12 11:37:01

'The Primordial Violence' is culmination of 4 decades of research A new book by Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, brings together more than four decades of research that makes the definitive case against spanking, including how it slows cognitive development and increases antisocial and criminal behavior. "The Primordial Violence" (Routledge, 2013) shows that the reasons parents hit...

Arthritis, Obesity Risks Pronounced In People Abused As Children
2013-07-15 15:44:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children who experience harsh physical punishment may be put at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity later in life, according to a new study. Researchers wrote in the journal Pediatrics that children who were punished physically were 24 percent more likely to be obese and 35 percent more likely to have arthritis as an adult. They also found that children disciplined with physical punishment were...

2013-05-28 23:23:30

Daniel McDevitt of Cummings & Co. Realtors launches website to give Baltimore Homeowners real time reporting on house values in an inventory constrained market. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Homeowners in Maryland who found themselves underwater during the housing crisis are discovering that they may now have equity resulting from exceptional price increases in the last 6-8 months. “We have gotten so used to the downward trends from the past few years that most people...

2012-07-18 14:46:34

Researchers at UCL and Harvard have found that we punish cheats only when they end up better off than us, in a study that challenges the notion that punishment is motivated by revenge. Published today in the journal Biology Letters, the research shows that victims of cheating compare their own payoffs with those of partners when making punishment decisions. "Punishment is a costly behaviour which is often aimed at individuals that cheat during social interactions," said Dr Nichola...

Physical Punishment Could Lead To Mental Disorders In Some Children
2012-07-02 11:43:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children who are spanked, slapped, grabbed and pushed as a means of physical punishment may be at an increased risk for developing emotional problems later in life, according to findings from a new study to be published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Non-abusive physical punishment may be different than physical and sexual abuse or neglect, but researchers say it still has lasting repercussions on child development, which may...

2011-07-26 20:47:15

Study suggests non-corporal discipline aids children's executive-functioning ability Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse in tasks involving "executive functioning" "“ psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking, and delaying gratification "“ than those in a school relying on milder disciplinary measures such as time-outs, according to a new study involving two private schools in a West African country. The findings,...

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2010-08-09 10:32:46

Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries. Spanking has declined in the U.S. since 1975 but nearly 80 percent of preschool children are still disciplined in this fashion. In addition, corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, despite bans on corporal punishment that have been adopted in 24 countries since 1979. These are some of the more...


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